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The American Film Institute Salute to Henry Fonda (1978)

Henry Fonda is honored for his career in theater, television and film by friends, family, and co-workers.

Director:

Marty Pasetta

Writer:

Hal Kanter
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Fonda ... Himself - Honoree
Jane Alexander ... Herself
Lucille Ball ... Herself
Richard Burton ... Himself
Bette Davis ... Herself
Kirk Douglas ... Himself
Jane Fonda ... Herself
Peter Fonda ... Himself
James Garner ... Himself
Lillian Gish ... Herself
Charlton Heston ... Himself
Ron Howard ... Himself
Jack Lemmon ... Himself
Fred MacMurray ... Himself
Marsha Mason ... Herself
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Henry Fonda is honored for his career in theater, television and film by friends, family, and co-workers.

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Genres:

Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Features Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Battle Hymn of the Rebublic
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe to music of "John Brown's Body"
Music used to underscore Fonda's appearance as Lincoln
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AFI Life Achievement Award - Henry Fonda
11 August 2005 | by iragilbertSee all my reviews

It is an urban legend that Katharine Hepburn was the first choice over Bette Davis. I have read from AFI people that Davis was the first choice all along. It makes more sense since William Wyler was the winner the year before and Davis was prominently featured during the tribute clips (Jezebel, Letter, Little Foxes). As for the Cary Grant standing offer, I have no idea, but it seems odd considering he gave a speech when he won his honorary Oscar, all Grant would have had to have done is say something like "This means a lot to me, thanks for everyone who helped me in my career", the end. Grant regularly appeared at the Oscars (unlike Hepburn, who went only once), so I would have thought he would have appreciated the AFI award. As for Henry Fonda's tribute, it was one of the best.


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